Paula Forrest

Biography: Paula Forrest was born in Brisbane on the 14th July and raised in Dampier, WA.

At the age of 14, Paula attended a performing Arts school from years 9-12. When she left school, Paula then 18, founded the Swy Theatre Co- now the Perth Theatre Company, with a group of seven other people. They devised some theatre productions and had commissioned theatre which took them on the road touring. All the productions were youth orientated and took into account topical issues of the time- unemployment, children in war etc. At the age of 20, Paula auditioned for WAPA, a course that went for three years. She then went to Sydney in 1989 and worked for a year. Paula then returned to Perth and did 2 years of theatre. She was involved with productions such as, ‘The Cherry Orchid' and the highlight of her career so far was playing Viola in ‘Twelfth Night' with the Black Swan Theatre Company. Paula returned to Sydney in 1992 where she has lived ever since. Paula then
Paula Forrest was born in Brisbane on the 14th July and raised in Dampier, WA.

At the age of 14, Paula attended a performing Arts school from years 9-12.
When she left school, Paula then 18, founded the Swy Theatre Co- now the Perth Theatre Company, with a group of seven other people.

They devised some theatre productions and had commissioned theatre which took them on the road touring. All the productions were youth orientated and took into account topical issues of the time- unemployment, children in war etc.
At the age of 20, Paula auditioned for WAPA, a course that went for three years.

She then went to Sydney in 1989 and worked for a year.

Paula then returned to Perth and did 2 years of theatre. She was involved with productions such as, ‘The Cherry Orchid' and the highlight of her career so far was playing Viola in ‘Twelfth Night' with the Black Swan Theatre Company.
Paula returned to Sydney in 1992 where she has lived ever since.

Paula then became involved with television, taking up roles on Police Rescue, GP, Spellbinder, Murder Call and Water Rats.

Home and Away is Paula's first on going television role and she is thrilled to be part of the series and loves her character Shelley Sutherland.

"She is such a great woman to play. An earthy, positive woman who is caring, an optimist and problem solver who tends to balance the family out", she says of her character.
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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Home and Away: Season 17 Jan 12, 2004 Shelley Sutherland tbd
tbd Home and Away: Season 16 Jan 13, 2003 Shelley Sutherland tbd
tbd Home and Away: Season 15 Jan 14, 2002 Shelley Sutherland (2000-2002, Recurring Thereafter) tbd
tbd Home and Away: Season 14 Jan 15, 2001 Shelley Sutherland (2000-2002, Recurring Thereafter) tbd
tbd Home and Away: Season 13 Jan 31, 2000 Shelley Sutherland (2000-2002, Recurring Thereafter) tbd
tbd Home and Away: Season 1 Jan 18, 1988 Shelley Sutherland (2000-2002, Recurring Thereafter) 5.0